If the Government won't help the poor, the Fed should.
Dasani it not just a water any more. It is the name of a 12 year old in Brooklyn who has been featured in a New York Times series that graphically outlines the shape of deep poverty in today's America.
Invisible Child: Dasani’s Homeless Life - The New York Times
One message that seems pertinent is that money makes much if not all of the difference. And that when money is available to those who have none it is spent. In Mexico and Brazil money is the weapon that is fighting poverty. In the USA it should become our weapon. The Fed bailed out the banks. What if it bailed out the poor? The banks sit on the money or else give it to the rich in bonuses. The poor go out and spend it. If the government has not got the capacity to save the poor, let the fed do it.
Frangoulis and Theodorakis are joined by musicians, including two bouzouki players, and a very large audience that is completely familiar with the words. The audience joins in at Frangoulis' prompt.
This is my very favorite Theodorakis melody. Those who know Theodorakis only for his "Zorba" music are in for a treat. When I was in Athens in 1966, for a short period of study with Constantinos Doxiadis, I knew nothing of Theodorakis. But about five years later, my friend Irene Vassos sang "Sto perigiali" to us. I have never gotten the tune out of my mind.
Later, when Irene joined our group to form a travelling company performing "New Rain", I learned to pick out a …
Stephen C. Rose (1936-) was born in New York City and raised there. He currently lives there. He was educated at Trinity, Exeter, Williams and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the Student Interracial Ministry in Nashville. He founded and edited the prize-winning Renewal Magazine in Chicago and studied with C. A. Doxiadis in Athens. His first books "The Grass Roots Church" and "Who's Killing The Church" established him as a prominent critic of American Protestantism and American religion. He was and remains a civil rights activist. He has interviewed and done in depth pieces on Saul Alinsky and Martin Luther King, Jr. He won awards for editorial courage and for two documentary films. He has written and published many songs and musical works including "We Are All Americans". During the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for UN agencies, most recently editing CHOICES Magazine at UNDP. Since 2000 he has written several books for distribution via K…